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24 February 2014 :: 12:02:02 pm 82546

2 Speed Boats Crashed Injuring Tourists

2 speed boats that were carrying tourists in Krabi province collided with each other 1 km off the coast. One of the boats sank due to the high speed impact. 6 tourists were injured 2 of them severely but fortunately no one was killed.
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KRABI – February 23, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3.30 p.m. Pol.Capt. Sophon Khongthong (Investigation officer of Mueang police station, Krabi province) was notified that there was an accident involving 2 speed boats with crashed into each other Aow Narng sea, Moo 2 Tambon Aow Narng, Amphur Mueang Krabi. Lots of the passengers were injured some seriously.

At the incident the officer found a speed boat nambed “Chainart Nam Chok 8” that was severely damaged and was parked in front of Aow Narng beach and the other one speed boat that belonged to Centara hotel had sank approximately 1 km from the shore. All passengers were rescued but 6 were injured 2 of them severely.

Upon investigating, the police perceived that before the incident occurred Mr. Sorasit Hemphithak (the driver of speed boat named Chainart Nam Chok 8) which had 27 passengers from Phi Phi island to Aow Nang sea was driving at high speed, at the same time there was another speed boat from Centara hotel which was carrying 10 tourists and was being driven from the port of Noppharat Thara beach to Phai Plong bay, Moo2 Tambon Aow Narng. Mr. Anan Khaothong was the driver. The Centara hotel boat was hit by the Chainart Nam Chok 8 speed boat. The impact point was in the middle of the boat causing it to sink but fortunately the accident wasn’t far from the shore so the officers of Krabi Harbor Department could rescue the stranded passengers. However, the officers will investigate the accident further to find the actual cause.

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